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Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-388-2706
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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EOPS

EOPS


What is eops?

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program designed to provide counseling, retention and support services to increase college enrollment for those individuals who have previously not considered college as an option. EOPS strives to alleviate the educational barriers that preclude many students from college attendance.


WHAT ARE THE EOPS PROGRAM SERVICES?

  • Priority Registration each semester.
  • Book Vouchers to students who complete program requirements.
  • EOPS cash grants (depends on available funds) 
  • Application fee waivers to California State Universities (maximum of 4), and the University of California (maximum of 4).
  • Emergency Loan availability ($100.00 max per semester).
  • EOPS club: join as a member or be an active student government leader.
  • Assistance with San Diego Mesa College scholarship applications.
  • Individualized Student Educational Plans and semester by
    semester long-term planning.
  • Student Success Workshops
  • STAR tutoring
  • CARE program for single parents who are head of household, on CalWORKs.
  • Nomination to EOP programs at California State Universities.

WHAT ARE THE EOPS Eligibility Requirements?

  • Must be a California resident or meet AB540/California Dream Act requirements.
  • Must be eligible for the California College Promise Grant Program, formerly the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program (BOGW), & meet CCPG A or B, or C with $0.00 Expected Family Contribution.
  • Must have Financial Aid at San Diego Mesa College.
  • Must have a current major on file at San Diego Mesa College.
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units at San Diego Mesa College.
    (6 units for students receiving Mesa College Disability Services. A verification letter from your DSPS counselor is required.)
  • Have less than 70 degree-applicable units of college coursework.
    • This includes City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges as well as any previous college coursework at previous institutions.
    • All transcripts from previous colleges must be sent to our district evaluations office. If you have questions about this process please feel free to visit the Evaluations webpage to learn more

students must ALSO meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Tested into non-degree applicable English, Reading and/or Math course(s) or levels.
  • Previously enrolled in a Developmental Course: such as ESOL/ELAC; ENGL 31, 36, 42, 43, 47A, 48, 49, or LCOM 31/ENGL 101 combo; Math 34A, 38 or 46.
  • Have no high school Diploma or GED.
  • A high school graduate with an overall GPA below 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be the first person in your family to attend college (neither parent can have a bachelors degree)
  • Be an emancipated foster youth.
  • English is/was not the primary language spoken at home.
  • Identify as part of an underrepresented group based on Mesa College's equity plan & mission

EOPS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

New EOPS Students:

  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units at San Diego Mesa College (6 units if you have a verification letter from the Mesa College Disability Services Office)
  • Must complete three contacts each semester.
  • Must complete a Student Educational Plan with an EOPS Counselor.
  • Submit a Progress Report each semester.
  • Must complete an EOPS New Student Orientation, in-person.

Continuing EOPS Students:

  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at San Diego Mesa College (6 units if you have a verification letter from the Mesa College Disability Services Office).
  • Must complete three contacts each semester.
  • Must complete a Student Educational Plan with an EOPS Counselor.
  • Submit a Progress Report each semester.

HOW TO APPLY

The spring 2019 application period is currently closed.

Due to an overwhelming application period in fall 2018, we will now be reviewing applications submitted during this time and invite eligible new students to a New Student Orientation during January 2019. Please check your email regularly if you applied for EOPS in fall 2018!

We look forward to meeting you! 

 

For more information visit: San Diego Mesa College
                                           EOPS Office, Student Services building
                                           I4-309, 7250 Mesa College Drive             
                                           San Diego, CA 92111-4998
                                           Phone: 619-388-2706, contact us